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Jamie Pendergrass

Senior Assistant Director

Harris Hall 2004F

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Bio

Jamie has nearly 17 years of higher education experience, 13 of those at NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and four years at the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), and has served in a number of different roles.

As a Senior Assistant Director in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Jamie currently manages the Federal Direct Loan, Alternative Loan, and Federal Pell Grant programs, encompassing approximately $160 million each academic year. Jamie also serves as the OIT Functional Lead for the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. He liaises with OIT developers to ensure efficient and timely project management of office software enhancements, testing, or other system management needs.

Jamie is passionate about the financial aid profession as he is a first-generation college student who owes his ability to afford and attend college to receiving financial aid as a student. Jamie served as President of the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) in 2018-19. When not serving students or helping colleagues, you can find Jamie reading, enjoying politics, spending time with friends or family, or cuddling with his two kitties.

Education

Master of Arts Liberal Studies North Carolina State University 2009

Bachelor of Science Political Science North Carolina State University 2004

Area(s) of Expertise

Financial aid

  • Awarded New Member Award by the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA), 2014
  • Nominated for Award for Excellence, Provost’s Unit, North Carolina State University, 2015
  • Served as President of the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA), 2018-19